Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 03/03/2013

SURVEY: MOST DEVELOPERS NOW PREFER HTML5 FOR CROSS-PLATFORM DEVELOPMENT
According to a new survey commissioned by Telerik’s Kendo UI, the majority of developers now prefer to work with HTML5 instead of native apps for their cross-platform development. Half of the 5,000 developers surveyed in the… [read more]
Source: TechCrunch

FEATURE: ARE E-BOOK APPS, HTML5 OR EPUB3 THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL PUBLISHING? — PART 1
Digital Publishing is one of the fastest growing segments and most major publishers are now seeing 21% of their total revenues stem from it. Publishers cannot decide on what the future of publishing will entail. There are three main aspects that the…
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Source: Good E-Reader (blog)

MAKING THE MOVE TO HTML5
Like any platform, HTML5 receives its share of criticism, some valid and some based on rumor or outdated information. However, HTML5 is keenly supported by some of the most successful business leaders in the space…
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Source: Gamasutra

THE BUSINESS SIDE OF HTML5 AND GOING CROSS-PLATFORM
In most articles, blogs and social media you always hear about the technical side of things. What is the graphical performance of the platform like and what are the issues with it? How high is the ceiling of the platform’s potential technically? What genres of games will work well on the platform and what features can said games have? I’m going to take a different look at things. I’m going to look critically at HTML5 from a business angle, rather than a technical one… [read more]
Source: Develop (blog)

SELF-PUBLISHING COMIC BOOKS: COMIXOLOGY LAUNCHES ‘SUBMIT
Self-publishing a comic book has traditionally not been an easy way to reach an audience. But a new offering from ComiXology might change that. A little context: when the iPad launched, publishers and booksellers struggled at first to adapt to the… [read more]
Source: Huffington Post

BARNES & NOBLE’S NOOK IN VIDEO LICENSING DEALS WITH MORE STUDIOS
In a bid to spur sales of its struggling Nook tablet, Barnes & Noble Inc. struck deals with major Hollywood studios that will make more movies and television shows available on the device. Barnes & Noble’s Nook Media subsidiary reached licensing deals… [read more]
Source: Los Angeles Times

E-BOOK PORN FLOURISHES ON AMAZON’S KINDLE

Platforms for e-book self-publishing like Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing let amateur porn producers slap together adult picture books and sell them online with ease… [read more]
Source: CNET

5 STEPS TO BOOST E-BOOK SALES – LISTENING TO READERS
This was the case last year for Smashwords author RL Mathewson. … A couple bestselling Smashwords authors have told me that the cover of Boob Tube doesn’t… [read more]
Source: Huffington Post

TABLO LAUNCHES SELF-PUBLISHING PLATFORM FOR APPLES’S IBOOKSTORE
Tablo’s Founder Ash Davies has developed the platform to reduce the international barriers of self-publishing. “Until now, publishing with iTunes from outside the USA has been a tough process. It’s involved foreign tax registrations, ISBNs, contracts… [read more]
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

THE DIGITAL PUBLISHING REVOLUTION IS OVER
While many technologists continue to demand a publishing revolution, the precepts of such a revolution are already incorporated into the strategic thinking of most publishing companies. To further the adoption of more digital practices, what is… [read more]
Source: The Scholarly Kitchen

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